Sun Studies

Durham, NC

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As the longtime leader of Triangle indie rock favorites Schooner, singer Reid Johnson developed a distinctive melodic style, with his voice dipping low and then shooting high with a hint of cracking falsetto. There was always a bit of R&B romance to his songs, of the singer dancing with his hooks. That trademark happily lingers in Sun Studies, Johnson’s new solo project where his singsong melodies radiate Roy Orbison warmth through layers of tumult and noise.